Renowned for its wide, tree-lined boulevards, Belle Epoque buildings and high-life, Bucharest, the capital city of Romania is now a modern bustling metropolis. Founded on the banks of the Dambovita River, Bucharest is home to more than 2.4 million residents. One of the largest cities in southeastern Europe, Bucharest is the most important industrial and commercial centre of the country. Presenting an interesting mix of the old and the new, Bucharest features several conventional and educational facilities, cultural venues, shopping centers and recreational areas.
Sprawled over a 226 square kilometer area located within the Romanian plains, Bucharest contains numerous large parks and gardens which are now part of the urban landscape. Bucharest showcases a large number of landmark historic buildings and monuments including the Palace Of The Parliament which is the largest building in Europe and the second largest in the World. Serving as the primary entry point for tourists wanting to visit Romania, Bucharest displays a temperate continental climate with hot summers and very cold winters.